The McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (MCIN) constitutes the neuroinformatics component of the recently launched Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health. The MCIN, led by Dr. Alan Evans, conducts computationally-intensive brain research using innovative mathematical and statistical approaches to integrate clinical, psychological or neuroimaging phenotypes with genotypic information. These principles are applied to research questions in neurology, psychiatry and developmental neurobiology. The MCIN is a brain research environment that provides :
- State-of-the-art high performance computing (HPC) technologies for collaborative brain research across Canada and international partner sites in Europe, the U.S., Latin America and Asia.
- Research infrastructure for faculty, research associates and neuroinformatics trainees in the areas of image processing, databasing, mathematics/statistics and genetics
- Research training towards integrative neuroscience and genetics.
The MCIN community collaborates with a broad range of researchers investigating specific questions, such as the genetic influences on neural development and connectivity in autism, or a multi-modal modeling of the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases.
The MCIN aims to be an international leader in the integration of imaging and genetics via information sciences, providing a platform for advances in basic neuroscience and clinical care.